The most popular jersey in town.
This is the jersey everyone has been waiting for…
For the fifth year in a row, the Larks teamed up with Farmers Union Insurance to offer fans an EXCLUSIVE Larks limited-edition jersey. This year’s superhero jersey was available one day only (June 23). And thanks to fans like you, the turnout was SUPER!
We encouraged fans to donate three non-perishable food items to the Great Plains Food Bank. As our thank you, we gave them a FREE jersey!
We packed the parking lot and all 1,000 jerseys were gone by noon! The best part… we knocked last year’s record out of the park!
“This is one of our favorite events we do every year,” Kevin Ressler, Chief Sales, Marketing & Brand Officer for North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance said. “It helps support those in need in a time where it’s really important. It just shows you what a giving community that we have here in Bismarck-Mandan.”
What is the Great Plains Food Bank?
About Us: The Great Plains Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota through community partnerships. We are the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serve as its only food bank. Each year, we touch the lives of one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.
What We Do: We strive to end hunger effectively and efficiently – where waste is unacceptable. This means working with a wide array of individuals and organizations on a daily basis, carefully guiding all donated surplus food and grocery products to our network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable feeding programs serving those who are hungry and homeless. As stewards of community support, we direct 96 percent of every charitable dollar received toward programs and services, ensuring food for three meals gets into the hands of those who are hungry.
How We Do It: Community partners are imperative to our work in ending hunger. We work with hundreds of food industry donors and charitable feeding programs, and thousands of volunteers and financial supporters. Together we are creating hunger-free communities. Operations are based out of our 36,000 square foot statewide distribution facility and supported by a fleet of refrigerated trucks that travel half a million miles each year crisscrossing the state picking up and delivering shelf-stable and perishable food donations to those in need. Our team consists of 35 staff and more than 5,500 volunteers. We believe ending hunger is a shared responsibility, and the right thing to do. We invite you to join us.
To learn more about the Great Plains Food Bank and how you can help, click here.